Curly                        pic by Leigh Page

Curly                        pic by Leigh Page

The author is torn.

She would love to put her byline at the top of this story, but doing so would build her ‘brand name’ as a writer. This is not in the spirit of AfrikaBurn, which is about de-commodification and not profiting from what happens at the ’Burn. So she's going with a nom de plume. 

Her ego isn’t happy about this decision.

How her ’Burn persona became known as ‘Curly’ is another story, involving a cheap wig and aspirations to look like an Olde Worlde brothel madam. Her ego isn’t terribly happy about this turn of events, either.